Past Program

Nov 14, 2017


The Cutler Lectureship, in memory of Lloyd N. Cutler, who served Salzburg Global Seminar for more than two decades as Board Chair, is presented annually and features a distinguished speaker on a vital legal issue of international interest.

The Seventh Lloyd N. Cutler Lecture will be hosted by Salzburg Global Seminar at the Newseum in Washington, DC on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 7:00 - 9:30pm. The lecture with the title Trust, Media, and Democracy in the Digital Age, will be delivered by Alberto Ibargüen, President, CEO and a trustee of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Logistics & Program

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Venue: The Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

Program: 6:30pm Doors Open

7:00pm Cutler Lecture

8:00pm Reception

About Lloyd N. Cutler


Lloyd N. Cutler (1917-2005), who has been described as the last "super lawyer," had a brilliant legal career. A founder of the Washington, DC law firm, Wilmer Cutler & Pickering, and White House Counsel to two US presidents, he fulfilled the calling of a public servant over his lifetime. He was a long-time champion of Salzburg Global Seminar and a friend and colleague to many of the distinguished jurists, attorneys and policymakers whom he encouraged to attend its sessions.

For almost 30 years, Cutler played a central role in guiding Salzburg Global Seminar, serving as board chairman from 1984 to 1994, and as the visionary who helped broaden the focus of Salzburg Global's distinguished series of law sessions.

As a lasting tribute to the Cutler legacy, Salzburg Global Seminar has established the Lloyd N. Cutler Center for the Rule of Law whose mission is threefold: 

  1. To seek solutions to global problems in areas where the law is inadequate or unfolding
  2. To advance the role of independent judiciaries globally and promote universal access to justice
  3. To employ innovative methods to engage new audiences and raise awareness of legal principles and why they matter.

Lloyd Cutler's influence on both people and institutions is felt thoughout the United States and around the world. In his tradition and his name, Salzburg Global Seminar continues to advance the Rule of Law through the Lloyd N. Cutler Center with the Salzburg Cutler Fellows Program and the Annual Lloyd N. Cutler Lecture.

Multi-Year Series


The Cutler Center was established to continue the legacy of Lloyd N. Cutler (1917–2005). Under the Center’s auspices, the Lloyd N. Cutler Lecture on the Rule of Law is presented annually in Washington, DC, and features a distinguished speaker on a vital legal issue of international interest. Additionally, the Cutler Center convenes Rule of Law seminars in Salzburg, Austria and the Salzburg Cutler Fellows Program in Washington, DC.

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